The Maldives will welcome its one-millionth tourist of the year on Friday.
This is the first time the Maldives will host over a million tourists since the tourism industry recovered from the challenging period that followed the COVID-19 pandemic and the first time in its history that a million tourists traveled to the country so early in the year.
The government will be conducting special activities at the country's main international airport, Velana International Airport, to welcome the one-millionth tourist. However, details have not yet been shared.
The government has set a target of attracting 1.6 million tourists this year. Government officials strongly expect that goal to be achieved by the end of the year. In order to achieve the goal, Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC) has been conducting strong campaigns to promote Maldives tourism in various countries around the world and through various media companies.
According to the latest statistics from the Ministry of Tourism, 136,828 tourists visited the Maldives in July alone. Currently, the highest number of tourists visit the Maldives from neighboring India, while UK and Russia follow closely behind.